Angelique Kidjo Dedicates Grammy Win to Women of Africa

African singing star and activistAngélique Kidjo has won her second Grammy Award – a trophy awarded for the Best World Music Album – in a ceremony. From Benin, Kidjo received the award for the album Eve dedicated to African women. “This album is dedicated to the women of Africa, their beauty and resilience,” she said…

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Sweet Honey in the Rock performs in Ethiopia

Addis-Ababa continues to preserve its Jazz pulse rooted in Ethio-Jazz and sustained by traditional styles, giving the modern Ethio-Jazz sound a unique twist. After being away from home, often, I return to a city growing its traditional folk music and traditional-modern Jazz scene. New clubs or Jazz bars come up in familiar locales. Mama’s Kitchen…

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Selam Festival Addis

In its fourth year, Selam Festival Addis [Selam: meaning peace in Ethiopia’s official language] on January 17 and 18 opened its 2015 festival to a packed Floral Tropical Garden, in the heart of Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. The two-day outdoor live concert brought a strong international artist line-up, full of soaring performances, vivacity and cultural exchange. Hyping…

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